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VSA Festival 2012



Photo by Ingrid Damiani

A Cummer signature event, the 2012 VSA Festival will take place May 1 through 4, 2012.  The festival provides an opportunity for more than 2,300 students with disabilities and their teachers and chaperones to experience the beauty of original works of art and the creative power of the art-making process.  The Festival involves the assistance of more than 1,200 volunteers.

The Festival has been recognized as a national model by VSA Arts International and is the only such event to happen in a museum anywhere in the country.  The Festival consists of a series of 8 ArtStops scattered throughout the Museum’s galleries, gardens, studios and Art Connectionsand is designed so that all students, regardless of ability level, can successfully engage in the creative process and interact with artists and musicians.

The Cummer would like to give a special THANK YOU to our title sponsor Citi and the following supporters:

Mrs. C. Kirby Alexander, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Autrey, Mr. and Mrs. James G. Baldwin, Borowy Family Foundation, Mary and Bruce Bower, Brooks Rehabilitation, The Chartrand Foundation, City of Jacksonville, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Clements, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., DuBow Family Foundation, Duval County Public Schools, FDLRS Crown, Fifth Generation Fund of the Bradley-Turner Foundation, Inc., Firehouse Subs, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, HEAL Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Russell B. Newton III, Scott-McRae Group | Duval Dealers, Up & Cummers In Memory of Ellie Kavalieros, VSA Florida, Watkins Christian Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Worth.

For more information, or to become a volunteer, please call Art Connections at (904) 355-0630.

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